Friday, June 26, 2009

Bass and Blondes from the banks

A nice spring tide and it was time to try some of the offshore banks for bass. The live sandeels we had caught earlier in the week proved very effective and we had some nice fish to 10lbs. Fishing at anchor over slack gave us some nice blonde rays and tope.

10lb fish for Alan Langley
9lb fish for Simon Graesser

17lb blonde ray for Paul Allen

14lb blonde for Harry Venables

Monday, June 22, 2009

Freeline bassing

Freeline bassing is fishing with nothing on. That means just the line a hook and a live mackerel. Today was our first try at this exciting version of lightline fishing and we had some lovely fish the biggest pushed teh scales down to 11lbs for Steve Tory.

11lbs Steve Tory
8lbs For Chris Woods

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Cod from the Brittlestars

The cod have returned to the brittle star grounds 25-30 miles from Poole. The average size is certainly up on last year and the numbers are similar. Here are some of the best from the last week...

Chippy Turner with a 13lber
A nice double for Andy Herman

2 more lunkers for Chippy

Mark "T-bar" Palmer with a stumpy one of 12lb

Andy with an 11lber (present for my teacher!)

Wayne Jaris with triton SAC record 13lb

A ncie one for Dave from Triton SAC

Alderney in June

Alderney with good weather - what joy. Wrecking on day one pollack, cod and congers. Then mackerel for bait. Day 2/3 turbot and brill on the banks including a personnal best for almost everyone! Back to the brittle stars for a nice haul of cod on the way home. Perfeck!

13lb PB turbot for Aled
And another nice one
Jonathan Cutts has this turbot under arrest

A nice turbot for Shaun Miller

John's fish turbot
One for the skipper

PB brill for Ellis
Best cod of the final day for Ellis 14lb

60lb conger extracted from the wreck by Godfrey Cutts

Local flats

Not all the best flatfish come from across the channel. Some of the best from our local days

Dave Lynes 12lb 4oz turbot
Dennis Leadbetter 6lb 12oz brill